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The Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS) has issued a statement titled ‘COVID-19 and diabetes: Update for primary care in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic’. The document has been produced in partnership with the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and Diabetes UK. It contains a series of recommendations and helpful resources to assist teams. To...
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A series of resources produced by Trend Diabetes aimed at enabling community teams to manage the increasing demand for insulin administration have been released. The NHS England-led the ‘Delegation of Insulin Administration’ project aimed to provide a voluntary framework to allow expanded capacity to health and social care workers who administer insulin to people living...
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Entitled ‘Diabetes Care: Infinity and Beyond’, this will explore the future that diabetes care has to offer.  We’re going virtual again as we continue to ensure everyone’s safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic so make sure you have Friday, June 11, and Friday, June 18, in your diary. Trend Diabetes National Conferences will be packed with live talks from...
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Trend Diabetes is a finalist in two categories of the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021 in recognition of a year-long insulin safety campaign. We teamed up with Orange Juice Communications throughout 2020 to roll out the Trend Diabetes Insulin Safety Campaign. As well as providing extra resources, including PowerPoint educational slides, for Insulin Safety Week, the...
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The Trend Diabetes Co-Chairs have paid tribute to the “significant contribution” made to the diabetes nursing organisation by three former advisors. Specialist Practitioner Practice Nurse Jane Diggle, Nneka Agbasi, Community Matron for Residential and Nursing Homes with an interest in diabetes, and Clinical Psychologist Dr Jen Bateman have stepped down from the Trend Diabetes Committee...
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The results of a Trend Diabetes audit into diabetes specialist nursing in England have been published by Practical Diabetes. The DSN Audit was launched in 2019 because the exact number of diabetes specialist nurses (DSNs) was unclear. The findings of the survey were presented at last year’s Diabetes Professional Care conference. Now these results have...
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The first-ever digital version of the Trend Diabetes National Conference was held on October 2 and 9, with almost 1,900 delegates enjoying the virtual experience. If you missed out or want to listen again to the expert speakers or visit the interactive exhibition hall, then don’t fear, you have not missed out yet. You have until the...
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A newly-published educational tool will help guide users through a global consensus report about hyperglycaemia management in type 2 diabetes. Trend Diabetes has developed the ‘Person-Centred Care in Type 2 Diabetes’ document to help users navigate the ‘Management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes: A consensus report’ by American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European...
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NHS trusts and Primary Care Networks are being urged to roll out a new online insulin safety course which has been launched with the aim of reducing insulin error by providing free education to healthcare professionals. According to the results from the latest National Diabetes Inpatient Audit1, two in five people with diabetes on insulin...
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Diabetes teams have learnt how to adapt to new ways of working amid COVID-19 but must re-engage with people who may feel “lost” in the system, a new report has stated. Trend Diabetes, Diabetes UK and ABCD came together to draft the document entitled ‘A Collaborative OverView and Insight into Diabetes Services before and after...
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